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Jul 15, 2011 4:30am EDT
see the darling of the republican party on the big screen soon. sarah palin's movie opens todaych the film details the former governor's rise to fame. and find it at amc theaters across the country. >>> his lawyers say they need more time but a judge has begin the green light for the trial of former presidential candidate john edwards. he is accused of accepting illegal campaign contributions to help him hide an affair during his unsuccessful bid for the white house back in 2008. his attorneys wanted to push the trial back to january but a judge said yesterday they should be ready to go in october. >>> in the weeks since casey anthony was found not guilty in the killing of her daughter, her bank account has been boosted. donors from as far away from canada has been sending money to her account. her account has gone from 264 dollars to nearly 500 bucks in the days since the verdict. she is scheduled to be released on sunday. >>> and good news for footballfans. there's hope and agreement in principle. could be coming in the nfl labor talks. marathon talks yesterday, there's been signifi
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Jul 20, 2011 4:30am EDT
be a big school year. see, i'm not just teaching woodwinds and strings. i'm teaching attitude! >>> now "good morning maryland" at 4:30. >> well it looks spectacular for people in a california neighborhood it was a headache. this is outside los angeles. it's incredible a water hydrant was sheered off sending a geyser of 100 feet into the air. it's not known what caused the accident but two homes are flooded forcing the evacuation of residents. it took more than a hour to turn off the water because it was more than 6 feet under water. >>> now maryland's most powerful doppler radar be a the- - and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. >> the heat and humidity building on us. like yesterday, we had some areas with rainfall and others missed out. that is one of the problems with the forecast. you want to know when it's going to rain and if it's going to rain on top of you. and it could be one town over. this morning, we are looking at rain free conditions. 70 at fallston and towson and westminster. 74 in glen burnie. heading through today, we will be talking about the
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Jul 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
what is next. the latest on the talks. what's ahead and who, if one could be the big debate winner. >>> what happened when one passenger give has tsa worker a patdown of her own. >>> plus, are you the best ones to transport your kids. you're watching good morning maryland. >>> five things you need to know before going out the door. economists are optimistic about the economy. they're expecting to see hiring pick up as they expect slower growth. 43% of respond didn'ts say their firm lins crease unemployment none have and significant layoffs. >>> lawmakers from minnesota say they're working to end the state's government shutdown. they said work is moving in a positive direction. they say a special session will be called as soon as the work is done and all the bills have been reviewed. thus farks they have all been agreed upon. >>> gnd parents may be better drivers than mom and dads. research shows grandparents are extra cautious with the task of transporting grandkids. the study was published in the journal of pediatrics. >>> are you the mom of a soldier. there is now a concern about
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Jul 25, 2011 4:30am EDT
. could a cool down be on the way? >> we had a day we didn't hit a hundred. we had big storms blow through especially anne arundel county. some went to ocean city where the detour was delayed because of the weather. we are at 78 and it feels like 84. we have the nasty heat index at this hour. many days into the heatwave, storms still around the eastern shore. watch the pivot-- watch these pivot around. i think we will have ourselves a partly cloudy morning. probably more clouds than we are showing. we will go to 9 # but there will be heavy downpours developing as well. how about traffic? >> reporter: we have no accidents reported. baltimore city or baltimore county. good way to start out the morning. let's look at the beltway. we have no incidents reported there either. this is 695 at wilkins avenue. very light traffic building in both directions. outer loop on the left a few cars but no incidents to report. we are dealing with construction on 95 northbound before 216. two left lanes are closed for repaving. we have a disabled vehicle # 95 northbound at harbor tunnel. northbound tu
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Jul 4, 2011 4:30am EDT
have half-moon shells and we have a stain glassed shell. >> reporter: again, the big show, the fireworks, will get started at 9:30 tonight. but before that happens, again, live entertainment all day long starting at noon. there will be music for the kids and shows for the kids at the inner harbor's west shore park near the visitor's center and lots of festivities going on throughout the day at the amphitheater. live in federal hill, linda so, abc2 news. >> it's 4:48 right now. >>> changes to be aware of. howard county transit is on a sunday scheduled and connect a right is on a sunday schedule. county offices are closed and animal shelters. and trash and recycling will nobt picked up. >>> if you -- will not be pkd up. >>> if you are headed -- picked up. >>> if you are headed to the beach make sure to have a designated drivey. but if you don't have one, testimoniesy taxi will offer free rides to -- tipsy taxi will be offering free rides up to $50. the program will run through tonight. closing off at 4 a.m. and the number is 877-963-taxi. you can find the information at our websi
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Jul 12, 2011 4:30am EDT
, 4:30 in the morning. thanks for joining you, i am-- us, i am megan pringle. >> let's get to the big story locally. it's going to be the weather. yesterday, 100 degrees. >> it was hard to be outside. the air didn't feel like it was moving so we will see when things will change. justin good morning. >> good morning. yeah. we had ourselves a high temperature yesterday of 93. the winds did stir up. we had severe weather. today, the biggest issue is about the heat that tops out today with higher temperatures and the heat index up to 105. so it's going to be uncomfortable to be outside again code orange air quality which is improvement from the outlook for yesterday. thunderstorms isolated today. we will recap last night's storms in a couple minutes. and wait until you see the beautiful pictures we got before we get to beautiful weather. inner harbor, promising 806789 look at downtown. 81 compared to 76 reisterstown and 73 west friendship. westminster and down by annapolis. today's forecast in a moment. but currently we are dry. let's check out the traffic with tonya. >> reporter: we are
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 4:30am EDT
, i hope you had a wonderful weekend. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. weather is a big story across the country. flooding in missouri, storms across the rocky mountains. what's it going to do here in our viewing area. and let's wet come back justin berk who has been gone for a while. >> noise to have you back. >> so glad to be here at 4 chn 30 to have an adult -- #:30 to have an adult -- 4-rb:30 to have an a-- 4:30 to have an adult conversation. we colored in the lines for you. southern maryland, lower eastern who are shore. the code red is dangerous. we are building up pollution and heat and the humidity. 90 is with a we hit yesterday in baltimore -- what we hit yesterday in baltimore. this morning, 74 and we have a couple more hot days. we will talk about how hot in a moment. let's take you outside to look at traffic with tonya. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are accident free in baltimore city and baltimore county. great way to start the morning. let's look at the beltway. no incidents to report. this is 695 at wilkins on the southwest side. a little hea
ABC
Jul 6, 2011 4:30am EDT
. >>> back to the big story for the morning and for likely days to come. outcome stirring for many of you and you're responding. casey anthony not guilty on the charges of murdering her 2-year- old daughter. >> after 10 hours, 40 minutes and 33 seconds, the-- of deliberating, the jury delivered a verdict which some say is just as shocking as the crime rs the nation trance fixed was left stunned by the verdict. >> as to the charge of first- degree murder, we the jury fine the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: not guilty of murder, manslaughter or child abuse for the defense there was relief. casey -- >> casey didn't murder caylee. it's that simple. and today our system of justice has not dishonored her memory by a false conviction. >> reporter: for casey facing four conviction for lying to police and a sentence for up to a year nearly hysterical joy. >> she could confess and say i did it in a year from now, and it would be over. >> reporter: for her family her father and brother accused of sexually he molesting her her mother accused of causing caylee's death by leaving the ladder to the pool
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Jul 29, 2011 4:30am EDT
border between harford and cecil county. now off into kent county getting locally heavy rain. up 95, big puddles because it came through. and we are looking at a band of rain through kingsville. it's dry actually in bel air, fallston and kingsville getting in on the rain. we had some in baltimore county up along 83 north of hunt valley. and that's passed on through. that's it. that's the only main player in town. 73 in fallston. same in northeast but south and west of the boundary, it is mid- 70s to low 80s glen bernie and annapolis. most of us mid-70s. we will push 92 by noon which is warmer than all day yesterday. we will go 98 and we have a heat advisory later this afternoon. more on that in a moment. now to the roads with tonya. >> reporter: -- tanya. >> reporter: we have traffic building on the
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 4:30am EDT
the left lane closed. megan. >> thanks. >>> 4:32 right now. it's a big weekend to go out and have fun and obviously eat a lot of good food. a lot of us like crabs and it's going to be the 4th of july of course. and so with the crabs also comes the beer. abc2 news linda so is live this morning to tell us why we will pay more for drinks starting today. right, linda? >> reporter: yeah, well, the sales tax for alcohol is taking effect today. it's a 3% increase and it means three cents on the dollar. the good news is some places are not going to be passing on that tax to its customers like here at conrad in parkville. we have an early visitor. it's going to be a huge weekend for crabs. but first the alcohol tax. you were saying it's 3% increase but you won't be passing it on. >> most likely. aid small business and it's not a good idea to pass too much on the customers. so 3% will set the limit and doesn't adversely affect the sales. >> reporter: this weekend big 4th of july weekend. >> customers are safe. >> reporter: let's talk about the crabs. how are the prices this year. >> prices are-
ABC
Jul 8, 2011 4:30am EDT
, florida, weather a big issue this morning. but there's another pressing problem facing nasa as well. >>> here, thunderstorms didn't stop overnight. some of the damage done. power outages have been reported in some areas. some people dealing with hours and days of cleanup ahead. >> yeah. the wind and -- winds and tremendous rain and made for a great light show and thunder. >> lynette charles has been tracking the storm right now. but we begin team coming in halethorpe with linda so with the latest on the storm damage. we will see how the weather is going with lynette. >> we are not dealing with any showers or thunderstorms. they will were -- they why overnight but we will deal with that throughout the remainder of the day. some of the showers and thunderstorms could be on the severe side. we have a flash flood wash in effect and that's until this evening. it's not going to be as hot today but we are going to be very sultry and humid. the showers and thunderstorms are likely today. not possible, but likely. and then we dry out going into the weekend. here's maryland's most powerful ra
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Jul 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
only at 4:30. hello parents, it's going to be a big school year. your kids are going to climb rope. they're going to have a year long tug war with the ceiling. and by the time they get out of 8th grade, they're going to do it with sweat on their brow and achievement in their hearts. so, this is what they're gonna need: come on out, guys. the jury has reached its decision. now, you guys found the other airline guilty of charging a 150-dollar change fee. you bet! southwest would never do that. and that was after she changed her flight and paid the difference in airfare. that other airline treated her wrong. she was understandably upset. well, who can afford a 150-dollar change fee? he was surprised with the verdict. you got that right. [ male announcer ] don't pay a change fee on top of a fare difference. fly southwest, the only major airline that never charges change fees. >>> 4:45. five things to know before you head out the door this morning. two former aides to robert ehrlich pled guilty to conspiracy to violate election laws. they are accused of using robo calls to went out to p
ABC
Jul 7, 2011 4:30am EDT
big pothole in the middle of the street that jerks you awake in the morning. do you have any. >> yeah. are you kidding? >> stephanie rawlings-blake wants to fix it and it is part of a new initiative focused on paving and focused on neighborhood roads. the city now has a new paving machine which will make streets better and safer. the mayor says the transportation department is jumping 60% of their budget and it jumped 60% from last year. >>> a special reunion at johns hopkins children's center. patient who is graduated from the neo natal intensive care unit will be reunited with the doctors and the nurses and the staff members that cared for them during the most vulnerable first months of life. it's a video of a similar reunion that happens every year at the university of maryland medical isn'ter in april. >>> if you are on twit -- center in april. >>> inform you were on twitter, you had a chance to let the president know what was on your mind. he had the first twitter town hall meeting and answered questions to the white house. this happened in the east room. 29,000-- 25,000 tweets w
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Jul 21, 2011 4:30am EDT
between caton and washington boulevard. charley. >> thanks. >>> our big story is we brought you as breaking news at 11 last night. the ronald mcdonald house astaple of downtown baltimore was overrun with red and blue lights. >> ten people were taken to the hospital and this morning we are learning the details of this developing story. sherrie johnson joins us in the studio with a look at some of the theories and where the investigation stands now. sherrie. >> reporter: well, right now authorities are still trying to figure out what made several people very significant lft night. they were all staying at the -- very sick last night. they were all staying at the ronald mcdonald's house. they went to check for co poisoning or anything else that could be hazardous. they didn't find any signs of danger. authorities say it's too soon if it was a case of food poisoning but they are investigating. people staying at the house areaway from their homes to take care of their sick children in baltimore. once again, authorities plan to continue looking into a cause for the illnesses. sherrie joh
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Jul 26, 2011 4:30am EDT
like as a big storm rolled through. yes, we had flood warnings with nearly 2 1/2 inches of rain in that part of town. east side missed out but all of us getting down to the low 70s this morning. it doesn't look like an improvement. might feel puggy -- muggy but we will drop humidity and patchy fog in baltimore county because of the rain that fell yesterday. 73 in owings mills and 75 on down towards glen burnie and annapolis. we are looking at dry sweeps on maryland's most powerful doppler radar and we expect a dry day and less humid day but a hot day going for the two degree guaranteed high of 91. the first look at traffic right now. >> reporter: good morning. we have no accidents to report in baltimore city or baltimore county. that's a great way to start out. let's look out at 695 at wilkins avenue on the southwest side, we have the heavier traffic on the outer loop to the left of the screen oncoming. no incidents to report. all lanes should be open. we have construction that we are dealing with 95 northbound before caton avenue. that exit, the two it lanes are closed and after t
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 5:30pm EDT
markings and cryptic colorations. i immediately figured out what it was. >> these fish are a big nuisance because they have no natural predators and could hurt the population of the native fish. this is south of the south river which pours into the bai. dnr officials are so concerned about the snake head spreading that they have put a bounty on the fish. from now until the end of the year if you catch one and report it to the dnr, you could win a prize or two. >>> weather wise it's been interesting. we've had showers and storms, one moving into emmetsberg weakening right where it meets up with carroll county and hagerstown, a more significant storm. you're traveling well west. you may run into that one. other than that showerings -- showers and probably rain in that direction also in southern anne arundel towards deal, south of shadyside. one renegade storm. the story has been heat, humidity north of 100 in frederic, d.c., still scattered storms. we'll talk about the excessive heat. that's coming up. >>> let's take a look at tonight's top stories. a baltimore city police officer
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Jul 21, 2011 5:30pm EDT
some tables for a big bash coming up on saturday. >> to leave a cat by the shelter when you can see that we don't open until the next morning would be a death sentence for the cat. the cat would have sat there all night, we would have had bad news when we came in this morning. this poor cat would have been dead. >> the cat's name is cheese puffs. cheesy was very scared but has been a lap cat for most of the day today. he is going to get shots and be up for adoption next week. small miracles will be celebrating its fifth anniversary on saturday with a huge adoption event. that's why they needed the tables, proving cat miracles happen. abc2 news. >>> thanks a lot, jamie. this heat is just as dangerous for us as it is for our pets. abc2 is working for you with ways to keep your four legged friends cool. take along plenty of fresh water when you go for a walk. make sure to take frequent breaks in the shade and avoid hot ground. put sunscreen on your dog's nose, and pay close attention to make sure your pet does not get over heated. >>> tonight we are working for you, alerting you of cri
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Jul 24, 2011 6:30pm EDT
showers and thunderstorms dousing ocean city. that's unfortunate a big competition at the beach. there are a couple of storms west moving into northern howard county. the rest of the evening we'll call for a chance of passing storms. how does the rest of the week shape up temperature wise? that's coming up. >>> this week's heat combined with a transformer problem triggered the first emergency event in four years for baltimore's gas and electric energy saving program. the program allows the company to turn off participants air conditioning units when demand is the highiest in return for savings of $100 a year. today beg announced friday's event reduced demand and helped blackouts. some participants complained they were without air conditioning four hours as temperatures inside their homes climbed to 90 degrees. bge said some had other problems. >>> in harford county other families were sweating out another outage. residents in forest hill seen the lights and ac go off several hours at a time for a month. the most recent outage was friday night into saturday morning. homeowners ha
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
state capital than the governor. for him to be part of the team, it will be a big boost in momentum for us. >> reporter: the legislation passed the senate and it stalled in the house of delegates. >>> now, the state gnat ma -- the state senate leader majority spoke out against same sex marriage. she says that government says marriage is a man and woman, it should stay that way. gay couples can have civil marriage. many believe this legislation threatens the institution of the traditional family. >>> this police chief the retiring. he was chief of the baltimore county department for several years. o'malley says that the chief will replace him on august 1st. >>> well, he was arrested in south carolina last month after reportedly ripping off seniors in a paving scam. . now, he'll make his way back to maryland for similar charges. >> he was picked up in south carolina back on june 28th. we told you about that then. now, he's facing charges in anne arundel county. the state's attorney's office says he'll be brought back on august 13th. last month, he was wanted for running a paving scam,
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Jul 1, 2011 5:30pm EDT
, i can control the thing. >> reporter: another big time merit is the entertaining aspect of the toy. >> this is a connective communicative device. >> reporter: 98% of homes in korea have broadband access. >>> just think, they used to have real babysitters. will >>> coming up, it's a tradition 65 years in the making, how early this tradition starts and why it's a big deal. >>> also, why team usa is making the news. >>> coming up, the french leader accused of attacking -- >>> also, a woman found dead at a public pool and people swam above her, how did this happen, that's tonight. @ú?n >>> a stranger saw a story on the local news and held a garage sell to buy this man a new friend. >> i'm blind in the left eye and my right eye is 50% because of diabetes. i have a small dog downstairs and she's right by my side 24/7. when i seen that air on the news, i couldn't sleep. >> the boy connected with oliver. the mom says he shows affection by kissing his fore head. we'll get another check of the weekend forecast on abc2 news at 6:00 which starts right now. >>> whatever you do, keep the f off
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Jul 1, 2011 5:00pm EDT
started. and it's just a great time to be up here. coming up in a few minutes, we'll talk about the big rides. we went on them and we'll show them to you live in a few minutes. we'll head back 88 miles south in a minute. >> lots to do, looks like a great day. thank you. >>> the case of dominique strauss-kahn, the man was expected to be france's next president and he was taken down by new york accusation. prosecutors now say that the rock solid case may be falling apart because of questions about his accuser. here's the latest. >> reporter: dominique strauss- kahn walked out of court free after prosecutors said they had reason to reassess the strength of the case. >> it's clear that the strength of the case has been affected by the credibility issues relating to the witnesses, we're not moving to dismiss the case at this time. >> reporter: part of the reason for the doubt is that the investigators uncovered records that could link the maid to criminal activity. there's a bomb shell that could unravel the case. dominique strauss-kahn has been under house arrest and 24 hour surveillance. t
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
population down. that's a big deal for state officials. >>> the unemployment rate is high at 9.2%, but there is some hope tonight. a new survey from the national association of business economists finds hiring a likely to pick up between now and the end of the year. 43% of companies are likely to increase employment over the next six months. none of them plan to do layoffs. another positive trend is numerous jobs are offering. 5 to 10% have multiple job offers. who is landing these offers? mostly company executives. >>> baltimore city fire department has us is spended their ems training program amid-a cheating scandal. a few firefighter recruits were found with exam materials before they began being tested. they also ordered an internal investigation and each recruit was tested back in june will be retested. >>> a plan to build some condos is sitting neighbor against neighbor. ♪ whoa, whoa! 10:00 and 2:00, buddy. eyes on the road, right? hands on the wheel. [ male announcer ] the want-it, need-it... stay focused. [ male announcer ] ...gotta-have-it taste of mcdonald's burgers.
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Jul 7, 2011 5:00pm EDT
causing big problems. the rainy weather forced 170,000 people to evacuate. mud slides damaged a bridge, the heavy rain affected traffic in some areas are expected to get even more rain. check this out, look at these clouds hanging over colorado. heavy rains, hail, beating up adams county, leaving a trail of ice balls and water puddles alongsides of the roads. cold front moved in earlier this week setting the stage for severe summer storms. >> now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate. >> jamie, one of those days you sit on the deck, ac, you have to go where the ac is. 92 degrees right now, but the humidity is off the chart. the dew point values are up around 70. sticky, sticky conditions out there. no question about that. hazy sunshine the story most of the day here in charm city. a few clouds bellow up later in the afternoon. for the most part, we stayed clear out the frederick way, just more of that hot, hazy sunshine and similar scenario in annapolis. let's take a look at maryland's most powerful radar right now and bottom l
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Jul 14, 2011 5:30pm EDT
, that dress for a bride's big day is a big expense. we're showing you how to save big at the bridal shop. >>> first up, phillip's seafood is in. they're moving to the other side. here's more. >> reporter: all right, well, we buried rice phillips two weeks on the shore. he took $2000 bill the empire. tonight, his son joined together to make the announcement. cordish was told that whoever moves into the spot better be perfect. he said they would both be proud. i met on several different occasions with the major and rice. i know that the governor was there, too. neither of the gentlemen are with us today. as i indicated, they would be very, very, very happy to see the union of the phillip's family. that's the four generations and the cordish family that's four generations here. >> that's one of the first tenants in the inner harbor. they'll take over the first floor and have the indoor/out door seating and the raw bar. it's amazing, when they first developed, many were at a loss. who would have thought that one day, it would be their turn to move in. it will open sometime this fall. >>
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Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
government to stop the crooks. >> it is a challenge because of a lack of u.s. jurisdiction. >> now big name golf companies like cleveland are getting involved. they are teaching custom agents to stop fakes and putting pressure on the chinese government to shut down the counterfeit plans. the vp of global security say they have a big handicap. >> completely stopped counterfeiting. i would say is probably next to impossible. >> so what is the result to golfers who buy the fake stuff? >> could put a divot in safety. the company says other fake equipment could injure people. >> it is inferior materials. >> if a sub par club opportunity take your head off, it will chip at your game. it can also impact the product's performance. not to mention it's going to wac your bank account. fake golf clubs aren't much cheaper than the real thing. michael is riding off his score and warns counterfeit stuff is more prevalent than you think. >> it's difficult to think that you a bright, educated individual who can be taken advantage of. >> experts say to protect yourself from getting stuck with a counterf
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Jul 4, 2011 5:30pm EDT
baltimore to see the big fireworks show. will the show go on without any threat of a thunderstorm. here is wit with a look at the forecast. >> i can't say without any stretch but just a slight chance of a passing storm. we have hazy sunshine. look at the people packing things down here. it is warm. upper 80s right now. you can see down through millersville. almost 95 now in easton. we'll show you maryland's most powerful radar. there are no storms surrounding baltimore. further west there are storms in western maryland, cumberland towards frostburg and friendsville area. this is the area where we are seeing storms right now. optimistic that whatever storms continue to move west will dive south into virginia and miss most of our fireworks. the rest of this evening will go 80s. scattered storms to the west. warm and muggy. we'll talk about your back to work forecast coming up. >>> let's talk money right now. in your money tonight working at the white house comes with some pretty good perks. you get to know the president. you might get a chance to ride on air force one and you have g
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Jul 13, 2011 5:30pm EDT
pandora recently hit a big milestone. the site has reached 100 million listeners. according to pandora's blog 36 million of those consumers are monthly active users. radio station plans to celebrate by launching a flash free redesigned site. it's expected to be available for those 100 million users within the next few weeks. >>> you think new york city is expensive. if you're looking for the world's most expensive city, you need to turn to the continent. global consulting firm mercer says la was today in the african nation of angola is the priciest city in the world. on average you'll pay 28 u. s. dollars for a new cd. or 20 bucks for a club sandwich and a soda. if you're looking you're looking to rent you'll pay $7,000 a month for a two bedroom apartment. coming in at number 2 is tokyo followed by another african city. new york remains the costliest american city but it's ranked 32nd worldwide. >> that is a surprise. >>> well, casey anthony is set to get out of jail this weekend. but her legal battles aren't over yet. why a texas company wants her to pay up more than $100,000.
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
came to an end. it was a big win for japan, which only four months ago was rocked by a massive earthquake. the game was well watched here in the u.s. especially in baltimore, which had the highest ratings for the women's world cup final in the entire united states. so what does that mean for soccer? women's soccer in particular. we spent the day out in somo. >> the women's u.s. soccer team may have lost, but in a way, you can say that soccer in itself may have won. interest in soccer all over the country blooms when they are in title games like this. >> reporter: soccer is fun. these kids love it. >> i like that the girls are playing. >> what do you like about watching them? >> i like to learn how they do it. >> reporter: baltimore is a football town. out of all the cities in the nation watching the women's final, more people watched in this area than in any other town in the entire nation. some even listened to it on the radio. it says something for an area that when you say football, at least 97% of folks think ravens or colts. >> it's shocking that it's a rich soccer town. w
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Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
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Jul 6, 2011 5:30pm EDT
. >>> facebook made a big announcement. on the heels of the google's social network. facebook is rolling out video calls. they're also launching a group chat feature. users can create group chats. facebook now has 750 million users and they share 4 billion things suchs a photos and links on the status update each day. >>> this is the neatest thing i've seen. vending machines aren't just for drinks and snacks. facebook is filling them with computer accessories. here's one of the computer vending machines. >> this is frictionless it. an employer needs something and they take the badge and they badge in. they have everything that they need. they have power supplies and key boards. >> facebook says they're cost effective by keeping better track of the supplies. the employees swipe badges and get what they need. the company hopes to eliminate supply cabinets by the end of the year. >>> the bw parkway is open tonight. it was shutdown for four hours. we have a bizarre attack near 195. a man armed with a shotgun beat at a mobile speed camera. the operator was inside. the worker got away.
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Jul 22, 2011 5:30pm EDT
remember a big bust from 2010. >> there was da and bomb squad up here. we tried to find out what it was. >> reporter: in the end, it was nothing. they investigated a lab in the home, and they found no drugs. still, there's this place on the list. >> no one is charged with anything. >> conflicting information making it easy. >> do you think that the people who live there now know about it? >> i don't think so. i haven't brought it up. i don't see a reason to. >> reporter: silent neighbors make these wish that these walls could talk. >> reporter: people use everything to make meth. the cleanup process can be express i-. -- expressive. anyone convicted in a meth bust is supposed to clean upthe bill. we have a guide to let you know if your home could be involved. if you hover over this red spot on abc2news.com, here are signs that show your house could be a meth lab. you can look at a few other things there. your home may have been a meth lab. these are 11 signs to show that your home may have been a meth lab. let's go to wyatt. >>> all right, joce sterman, we're talking heat. that's the th
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Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
laura cooper. we'll have a big moon tonight again. 80s, nice and breezy out there. tomorrow, gorgeous day once again. >> get us your weather shots. our facebook page or twitter page. >> pictures of you eating out tonight. >> yeah, crabs or something. >> yeah, right there. we'll see you tonight at 11:00. ♪ [ female announcer ] everybody loves that cushiony feeling. uh oh. i gotta go. [ female announcer ] and with charmin ultra soft, you can get that same cushiony feeling you love while still using less. charmin ultra soft has extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. so you can use four times less versus the leading value brand. ah. [ female announcer ] using less never felt so good. we all go... why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra soft.
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
this morning. there in time's square, people watched on a number of big tv screens. crowds in florida witnessed the last launch, live. these were images from the roadways were people stopped the cars and crossed the road to get the best vantage point. now, the last launch was a must see event at the maryland science center in the inner harbor. people packed the center to watch the launch on the big screen set up just for the occasion. many were upset that the program is coming to a close, folks pointed out, this isn't the end of space exploration for the u.s.. they want to go to the moon and back to mars. they need a different delivery system to get people there. the shuttle has done its service. it's time to move on now. they've built the international space station. >> reporter: they'll have a live tv feed as well. >>> today was a big day for the owners of a charles village pub, they're rebuilding the restaurant. fire burned it to the ground in january. the new pub will have more space and include a rooftop deck and patio and more employees. they'll be back open by next year. >>> a
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Jul 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
we talked to said they know that the pain they saw was reel. >> it was like a big red spot, almost like a sun burn with little welts starting to come out. >> tonight at 11:00, we'll explain why hundreds of pages of file were held back. we'll tell you why what's in the pages could be crucial. in the meantime, go to the website at abc2news.com. we'll talk about what wasn't in the file. we'll put a sneak peek of what was on the page. if you click on the page, the story itself pops up. we put ten pages online and you can click through with a sneak peek yourself. go to abc2news.com. joce sterman, abc2 news. >>> now, the latest on the death of the construction worker in anne arundel county. he was killed and another was seriously hurt when a wall collapsed at the site of the slots casino. the worker of hanover was on a lift when the wall collapsed and he died at the scene. a second worker was taken to shock trauma with life threatening injuries. >>> yeah, there are significant challenges to rescuers like this. we're talking about heavy equipment and unstable ground services and unstable
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Jul 12, 2011 5:30pm EDT
local coffee shop remember the house always wins. they have won big here. city hall has hauled in cash from 1600 tickets in four years here many from failing to feed the meter while you sneak in for a cup of coffee. at 32 bucks a ticket that is one pricy cup of joe. you will still be a gambling woman? >> maybe. >> right now there is only one problem. these guys use open data to plot the parking tickets. we called and e-mailed the mayor's office of information technology but have not received a response on why the information isn't current. joce sterman, abc 2 news. >>> meet george jettison or at least his car. the flyer car has been cleared for takeoff and it may not be long until you see one of these in the rear view mirror. it is called the transition. makers say it is a roadable aircraft designed to shift from the road to air and back again. who will be allowed to drive this? anybody with a valid driver's license. if you want to fly the car you will need at least a sports pilot license. you can land right in front of your house. the flying car will set you back about $250,000. you c
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Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm EDT
lightning striked. it almost threw him out of bed when the lightning hit. never been a big fan of lightning. >> not really, especially not. this also blew out the neighbor's computer. the surge protector didn't work. >> reporter: ed and his daughter live a block away. they were home when the lightning struck. >> i never heard nothing like this before. roaring thunder but this one was so sharp and penetrating, you could have your hair stand on your arms. >> reporter: others saw the fire company respofnltd the fire drew crew as far away as graysonville. >> then the fire went off. thought a tree would fall on the house. >> reporter: for now, it's up to the insurance company to determine how much damage was done. >> so far this year lightning as load to the death of one american in anne arundel county. a man was standing on a pier last month when a bolt of lightning struck him. >>> you have to be careful with the lightning. we're already emphasizing that -- that and flooding, which don't get much press but both of those are the two biggest killers. no flooding rain or leeting in. all
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Jul 7, 2011 5:30pm EDT
years old. >>> all right jamie, let's get into it. you can see big thundershower here in central hartford county. if you are bell air or also in cassel county, get ready. this is not a severe storm, but it will pack gusty conditions, some downpours and of course dangerous lightning. the main concern, and a storm flairing up. we'll keep an eye on that. other than that, you can see the clouds and storms firing up. boy this has been the other story. heat index values around triple digits, 99 in easten right now. this evening we fall slowly through the 80s, talk about the increased chance for showers and storms coming tomorrow straight ahead. >> think it's hot here, go down to d.c. after weeks of tense negotiations on capitol hill, congressional leaders from both parties met with the president to try and hammer out a deal to increase the nation's credit limit before the august 2 deadline. now with both sides drawing firm lines on what they are willing to cut, can any agreement actually pass congress? abc's karen travers with more. >> the debate over how to tackle the deficit has reac
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
state approved the legislation a few months ago. he says it will be a big part of his legislation. churches won't be performed to -- won't be required to perform ceremonies. it will affect families and equal rights. other states found a way to protect the fundamental beliefs. therefore, in the 2012 legislative session, i'm sponsor the legislation that protects the religious freedom and marital equality rights equally under the law. >> now, as you may recall, they passed the senate and stalled in the house of delegates. >>> thank you. 17 years after it went into effect, the pentagon is repealing the don't ask, don't tell policy. this comes two weeks after they were told that ending the ban wouldn't affect readiness. president obama certified the change that will be in effect in 60 days. there's opposition that worry it could erode troupe cohesion >>> new york is the 6th state to allow same sex marriage. it's good for the local economy they say. massachusetts allowed same sex marriage since 2004. it's contributed $100 million to the economy. weddings boost hotels and tourism industr
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
coolest day for quite awhile. we'll talk about the big heat surge on the what i coming up. >> abc2 continues to work for you. log on to abc2news.com. you can find our hot weather guide and there's a boat load of information. so check out the three things you need to do to get the most out of your air-conditioning. >>> those living in carroll county, their bills are about to go through the roof. plans to improve an almost century hold water system and paying for it with a new treatment plant will force every customer to pay about $4,000 each year. so when the bills show up, coming up in october, you're going to see about a 400% increase in what you already pay each quarter for your water and sewer out there. >> you're still looking at increases of $50 to $70 a month. it's definitely going to have an impact. i can't see putting that much of a burden on the town. >> i hope the folks recognize the the importance of this facility to the town and that's certainly a concern that some people are priced out of the community. >> so the town is not providing breaks for residents unable to pay
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Jul 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
for big time support. below, the children waited anxiously not knowing what to expect. then, she appeared to cheer and aerossed an applause. the show of love overwhelmed her. i want to thank everyone for all of the prayers. all of the prayers really helped. i'm really thankful. >> then, came lots of hugs! >> we saw the mighty hand of god and we're praising god, truly god is an awesome god. >> reporter: her journey to recovery will be a long one, today, she saw she won't make the journey alone. abc2 news. >>> what a great story! she's one tough cookie. >>> three children are touching the lives of several children berry family was vacationing in colorado and another driver crashed into the car and killed the parents and paralyzed two of the sons. justin bieber is helping. he's helping people find a way to donate to the family. >>> this is the 24th annual farm day in bel air. it was a hot day outside. we're still dealing with the hot temperatures. 101 is the humidity. the winds out of the west at 12 miles per hour. we have a slight breeze out there. the barometer is at 29.83 and it'
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Jul 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
two house. that will cause flash flooding. there's a big downpour in glen oaks. highs in the low 90s. this happened near midday. the downpours cooled us off nicely. 75 in easton. the temperatures may warm up a few degree. that's what happened in hagerstown. humidity high, you know, again, pushing 100% in most of the state now. we see improvement on the front. the main line of storms is through now. that's accept for the lower eastern shore. this is the last line and this is the front here. that's across southern pennsylvania and reaching down into western, west virginia. that's the relief that comes in for about two to three days, midweek before the humidity stores again. i have it labeled as cooler, but i don't have one that says dryer. it will be dryer. this is going to get pushed south as the area of low pressure pushes north. it will be a dry heat. you can see the dew points dropping into the north land. that's going to swipe down to maryland. then, it will be a steam bath thursday and friday. we have a few showers and thunderstorms to the east. that's for tuesday and wednesday.
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Jul 10, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. he now wants a smaller deal. the republican leader in the senate also says the big deal is off the table. >> i'm for the biggest deal possible too but we're not going to raise taxes in the middle of this horrible economic situation. >> the the treasury secretary warned some sort of deal must get done. >> they have said that if congress doesn't act by the second they will downgrade our credit, first time in history, and if that happens, you're going to see huge damage across the economy. >> the smaller deal he wants to focus on is a deal that biden discussed. the talks continue tonight. >>> on the the weather front, it has been a beautiful, beautiful day. and sunshine across the state, man, from the beaches to baltimore and all the way west, nothing but sunshine. maryland's most powerful radar crystal clear. most spots definitely hot today but the humidity tolerable. clear and dry. we go to the 80s this evening. dramatically warmer weather. >> warmer? wow. all right. thank you. a dad is being called a hero tonight after rescuing his daughter from a burning car. how the family was ab
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Jul 11, 2011 5:30pm EDT
that with big companies. everyone works hard at it. it's a good feeling. >>> well, the market will be open from 10:00 to 8:00 seven- days a week through the annapolis boat show. after that, the hours may change. >>> well, people are upset about the supersize sewage pumps station. they're serious about the situation. the neighbors around the updated station on win song court near pikesville hired an attorney. they're asking them to pull the whole thing out and for them to put it somewhere else. if it doesn't happen, they've sent a list of demands about what should be done. the county public works med with the police and layed out a design plan. the county says they have another one they're working on with neighbors. >>> well, we're less than two months away from the checker flags on the grand prix. the festival will bring some of the world's best drivers to the streets of baltimore. they're also closing down a bunch of streets. they're working on an alternate route as well. >>> first and formost, downtown, open for business, before, during and after the baltimore grand prix. second, if
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Jul 26, 2011 5:30pm EDT
huge bear five feet behind me easily 900 pounds. >> i just -- big old chest wounds. i was trying to hold my ribs because i could see blood coming out when i was breeghtding -- breathing. i could see it sputtering. >> reporter: they set up cam for the injured and called for help. >> they got a garbage bag and put last tech over this so this would create an hair tight seal. >> reporter: several hours later help arrived in the form of a helicopter. the three teens made this, their bodies bearing the scars of their terrifying encounter. >> i'm extremely lucky. >> the teens continue to recover tonight. jamie costello. >>> a 15-year-old baltimore girl charged with shooting men last year after they laughed at her pleaded guilty today. are a tee sha -- artesha holt shot two men after the two laughed at her. one man died a week later. holt pleaded guilty to second-degree-murder, assault and hand gunn charges. >>> let's take a look at tonight's top stories. three people shot, a northeast baltimore home set on fire. it happened in the 4300 block of nicholas avenue. both the daughter and boyfri
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
way to help them beat the heat. it reminds you of a big fat cousin when swimming down the ocean. they love their elephant size pool on a day like this. although evolution and life taught them many other ways to stay cool, they flap their big ears because it cools their blood. >> you can see she's coated in mud all the time. she goes more for the facial route than the pool treatment. >> reporter: cake on dirt. it keeps the water trapped in the wrinkles. for critters who would rather be hunting seal, frozen smelt on ice is the best way to beat the high heat. the polar bears are remarkably lay daptable but they have to watch them and be careful for signs of heat stress. >> look for overly panting if it's sweltering. we watch the heat index a lot. if we anticipate it being a hot day, then we take all the precautions. >> reporter: for some animals, however, this heat is nosmght cam mess are used to drier heat. some animals have cool houses to get out of the sun. this one has a fan for the know owls. for prairie dogs, nothing stops them from being cute, heat or cold. what about the mo
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Jul 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
home inspection, there's a big secret nobody has to share. tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how you could move into a meth lab. could be very hazardous to your family. drugs are a huge problem here in maryland. since 2004, police busted 13 labs, but they can be hard to track, because the labs can pop up and disappear quickly and their impact is lasting. >>> doesn't seem like a lot, but it might be 13 places that were not cleaned up properly, that families live in now, maybe a hotel room that was a mess. cook one night, two nights later a family is occupying it. >> tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how to track former meth labs. if you want to see those signs that your home may have been a meth lab in the past. does your house have a criminal past? you'll see our story pop up. we put this clickable interactive feature on the bottom of this story. you can basically look at the home itself and click on different target signs so you can see what they are frosted or blacked out windows. go inside the house itself to see other signs that might pop up. what you'll find around the house that
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Jul 7, 2011 6:00pm EDT
care of her. >> can i hold her right now? sharyl says her four month old also has her big brother looking out for her, letting mom know if something isn't right. >>> now maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate. >> all right, big storm moving into baltimore here, some hail on the east side. let's get a pan to the left if we can, jim, and i tell you, this is an interesting storm. it started in hartford county. it got into i-95 and then it starts back building into the city and when it hit the heat core that sits over the city, it really blew up impressabley so. it's going to be nasty here next couple of hours. let's get you into maryland's most powerful radar and give you the radar perspective. it comes in from the north and back builds, reaches down through dundock and extending further into the harbor itself in canton, etcetera. it will continue to push south, cross over the key bridge. and you could be in the southern edge of this storm, so it's an unusual pattern, but these summer storms, when they pop up, you could see the
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Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
comes to the deficit, president obama says, we have to think big. >> now is the time to deal with the issues. if not now, when? >> he doesn't want a temporary deal, he wants a big deal. the democrats say that john boehner allowed to put it on the table and let the tax cuts expire. >> unfortunately, over the weekend, speaker baner said, i can't deliver and produce on my side. >> the republicans weren't on board for raising revenue. the president continues to insist on raising taxes and they're not serious enough about fundamental -- entailment reform. >> what's appalling is to see the republican colleagues essentially providing extortion. >> the goal is a deal before the next few weeks. that's when they'll run out of money. the u.s. government could default for the first time. the credit will be downgraded. you'll see good afternoon across the economy and the global economy. >> that scenario, social security checks and military paychecks go unspent. stock markets tank and that leads to massive lay offs. >>> well, you're looking for a way to avoid a ticket? well, there's an app for that
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Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm EDT
big storms down here. we have a lot of lightning down here. we're optimistic that this boundary and this storm activity will be closer to us come tomorrow. in the meantime, we're talking about air quality as well. so, again, it's the afternoon period and the hottest conditions, that's where we get the highest ozone levels that trigger the code orange alerts. temperatures are in the low 90s now. that's the cooler spot with the showers. that's north of 95 in the harbor. that's a steam bath in the city. tomorrow, neighborhood by neighborhood, similar tomorrow and a better chance of afternoon storms. canton, 91 and into anne arundel county. you'll hit 92 before the storms change in the afternoon. most of the activity is to the south. you can see the boundary pushing in. you're optimistic we'll get storms tomorrow. take a little bit of rain, that's an inch behind the annual rainfall. the future caster is showing little overnight tonight. there it is tomorrow. we'll get popup showers and storms. then, into friday, we'll get isolated showers. overnight, 72 and warm and balmy. tomorrow, a 2
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Jul 17, 2011 6:30pm EDT
media web sites. it was a big mistake. the error caused by a third-party vendor but they don't plan to honor it. anyone who ordered it would be given a refund. it normally sells for $750. >>> when you got used to it, now we get deeper in our pockets for gasoline, prices have gone up, the national average for regular gas $3.67 per gallon. price is below the may peek and they warned of any natural crisis or disaster, we're not heading to $4, but it should remain around $3.70 july through august. >>> the match in the world cup, what led to the upset. we'll show you that coming up. >>> looking at making a difference. a pastor and a police officer join forces to bring a day of hope to a community in baltimore. >>> we started out at 68 degrees and should be at 88 degrees for this time of the year. made it up to 91 degrees. today was a walk in the park compared to the forecast you're about to see. stick around. >>> we're going to take you to east baltimore for a story of hope. a pastor and a police officer joining forces with missionaries from around the country. they provide fun, food and
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